Orrington native captures the natural beauty of Maine’s wildlife

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.

Jeremy Gray of Orrington has a passion for nature and landscape photography. Jeremy is a fourth-year philosophy and economics student at McGill University in Montreal and spends as much time as possible during school breaks capturing images throughout Maine. Some of his favorite locations are along coastal Maine, within Baxter State Park and the surrounding Katahdin region.

Gray enjoys the challenge of photographing wildlife and has learned that a lot of patience and persistence is required to produce quality images. While enjoying any photography that allows him to explore the great outdoors, Jeremy is particularly passionate about wildlife photography. He believes strongly in the preservation of the environment and its animals. Jeremy hopes that through his photography, he may one day have a positive impact on conservation efforts.

He has been a member of Eastern Maine Camera Club for several years and was the clubs’ first recipient of the Frank H. Howd scholarship awarded to young photographers. The quality of Jeremy’s work has been recognized with acceptance into juried art and photography shows in New England, and he has produced many award winning images.

Gray has begun preliminary work on compiling and organizing some of his images for inclusion in a self-published photography book that he intends to finish next year. In doing so, he hopes to create a series of images that inspire others to venture out and experience all of the natural beauty that Maine has to offer.